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Cheese vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cheese and Fireweed

  • Cheese is richer in Selenium, and Phosphorus, yet Fireweed is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Fiber, Copper, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Fireweed is 290% higher.
  • Cheese contains 32 times more Selenium than Fireweed. Cheese contains 28.5µg of Selenium, while Fireweed contains 0.9µg.

Food types used in this article are Cheese, cheddar and Fireweed, leaves, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +65.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +321.3%
Contains more Zinc +36.8%
Contains more Iron +1614.3%
Contains more Magnesium +477.8%
Contains more Potassium +550%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Contains more Copper +966.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Calcium +65.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +321.3%
Contains more Zinc +36.8%
Contains more Iron +1614.3%
Contains more Magnesium +477.8%
Contains more Potassium +550%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Contains more Copper +966.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Cheese
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Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +189.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7822%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +230.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +857.6%
Contains more Folate +314.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +212.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +189.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7822%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +230.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +857.6%
Contains more Folate +314.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cheese Fireweed
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cheese Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 3.09g 8.62g Fireweed
Protein 22.87g 4.71g Cheese
Fats 33.31g 2.75g Cheese
Carbs 3.09g 19.22g Fireweed
Calories 404kcal 103kcal Cheese
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Cheese
Sugar 0.48g g Fireweed
Fiber 0g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 710mg 429mg Cheese
Iron 0.14mg 2.4mg Fireweed
Magnesium 27mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 455mg 108mg Cheese
Potassium 76mg 494mg Fireweed
Sodium 653mg 34mg Fireweed
Zinc 3.64mg 2.66mg Cheese
Copper 0.03mg 0.32mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 1242IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin E 0.71mg mg Cheese
Vitamin D 24IU 0IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0µg Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 2.2mg Fireweed
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.033mg Fireweed
Vitamin B2 0.428mg 0.137mg Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.059mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 27µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 1.1µg 0µg Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547mg mg Cheese
Threonine 1.044mg mg Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206mg mg Cheese
Leucine 1.939mg mg Cheese
Lysine 1.025mg mg Cheese
Methionine 0.547mg mg Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074mg mg Cheese
Valine 1.404mg mg Cheese
Histidine 0.547mg mg Cheese
Cholesterol 99mg 0mg Fireweed
Trans Fat 0.917g 0g Fireweed
Saturated Fat 18.867g g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246g g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421g g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cheese Fireweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Cheese
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cheese
75
Fireweed

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
137%
Cheese
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
19%
Fireweed
Fats
154%
Cheese
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 619mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 99mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.867g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Cheese
Cheese is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/nutrients
  2. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.